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, MI
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I rearranged the whole garage/shop this winter and it flows a lot better than it used to. I used to think that my space left a lot to be desired. But after seeing what some others make due with, I am thankful to have the space that I do – it’s my little sanctuary. I get the back half of a 1.5 car garage, so getting creative with the space is my main priority.

I also planned to insulate the garage about a year ago, but never did. That will happen before next winter. I hang a tarp over all the kids toys so they can keep somewhat clean.

The miracle of the space is that I somehow manage to do all my work on a single 15amp line out to the garage. I have to get real creative with what I can have on at one time between a heater, vacuum, saws, lights, etc., but I manage. I’m hoping to solve that problem soon by running a new panel out there – we’ll see.

-- Life is a one lap race.

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#1 posted 11-11-2009 08:21 PM

Nice shop, I know what you mean when you say your shop is your sanctuary, I could be working in someone else’s shop all day then go home, have a quick bite to eat and scramble down the stairs to my shop in the basement to finish off the day, there is no shop like your own. Can’t wait to see some of the improvments you are planning on making, thanks for the post.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#2 posted 11-11-2009 08:27 PM

good shop ,
now for the upgrades ,
thats allways fun .
welcome to LJ’s .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 11-12-2009 12:01 AM

Pete, this is a nice shop. I like the wood clad walls and having open walls like you do makes hanging shelves and cabinetry a breeze. That is a nice space saving bench that you have added to your shop. And I like using pegboard in the shop. It is an economical means to add a wall covering and it helps keep hand tools organized and readily available.

You have a nice start on your shop but, like most shops, it always seems to be undergoing a reorganization. Keep us posted on your updates.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 11-12-2009 06:54 PM

Your dad is a generous man! That looks like one of the Emmerson built Craftsman saws… VERY nice units…

The fun part is putting it to use!

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#5 posted 11-12-2009 07:01 PM

Well done a great shop with some good tools

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 11-13-2009 09:50 AM

Hey Pete,
Cool little shop with some great toys…really like the wooden tool box…sweet.

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#7 posted 04-03-2011 05:18 AM

Just read your table saw blog and had to check out your shop,

real nice. Looks like you got a ton of space for assembly, I

wish I had your high ceilings. I’ve been thinking about buying

the vortex seperator, if you have time drop me a PM and let me know what

you think of it.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#8 posted 04-10-2011 10:41 PM

Pete, thats a nice looking shop.

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